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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

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    O ye wha are sae guid yoursel,
    Sae pious and sae holy,
    Ye’ve nought to do but mark and tell
    Your neebour’s fauts and folly!
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)

    Dr. Birdsell, my dramatic coach in school, always said that I was the most melancholy Dane that he had ever directed.
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    O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as others see us!
    It wad frae monie a blunder free us
    And foolish notion:
    What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
    And ev’n Devotion!
    —Robert Burns (1759–1796)